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Group Where Number
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total
pop.
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congreg./
churches/
units
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countries
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Notes
Christianity Botswana 750,382 50.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 50%; Total population: 1,500,765.
Christianity Botswana 828,000 60.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 104. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Brazil 139,000,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Christian Populations in the World "; (Rank: 2)
Christianity Brazil 157,972,992 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Largest Christian Populations in the World "; Rank: #2
Christianity Brazil - 93.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 93%, traditional religion 6%, secular 1% "
Christianity Brunei - 3.50% - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 181. "Brunei, a Malay nation as early as the year 600, is surrounded by Borneo Iban tribesmen, 20 percent of whom were Christian by the early 1980s. It is ruled by a Muslim sultan who permits existing Christian groups (about 3.5 percent of the population) to meet but bans new missionaries. "
Christianity Brunei 24,609 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim (official) 63%, Buddhism 14%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs and other 15% (1981); Total population: 307,616 (1997 est.).
Christianity Bulgaria - - - - 865 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 3). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 303-304. "Bulgaria had become officially Christian in the year 865, with the sudden conversion of the Khan Boris. But for the majority of Bulgarians, who up to that time were pagans, the new religion was imposed too swiftly and forcibly to take root. "
Christianity Bulgaria 7,240,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "mostly Bulgarian Orthodox "
Christianity Burkina Faso 1,060,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Christianity Burkina Faso 1,089,116 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%; Total population: 10,891,159.
Christianity Burkina Faso 1,062,332 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 64-65. "Location: Burkina Faso; Population: 10,623,323 "; "Current figures estimate the Muslim population at 50%, with 40% following traditional religions and 10% Christians... "
Christianity Burundi 2,100,000 60.00% - - 1973 Carpenter, Allan & Matthew Maginnis. Burundi (series: Enchantment of Africa). Chicago: Childrens Press (1973); pg. 90. "Religion - About 60% Christian, mostly Roman Catholic; about 40% animist.. Total Population - 3,500,000 "
Christianity Burundi - 60.00% - - 1973 Carpenter, Allan & Matthew Maginnis. Burundi (series: Enchantment of Africa). Chicago: Childrens Press (1973); pg. 74. "Though about 60% of the population has converted to Christianity, only 250,000 Barundi are Protestant, while more than 2 million are Roman Catholic. "
Christianity Burundi - 50.00% - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 343. "Situated on the eastern border of the Congo [Zaire], Rwanda and Burundi (formerly Rwanda-Yrundi, a single political unit) provide another example of spectacular gains. They too were opened for Catholicism by the White Fathers. About half of their populations are now Christian, the overwhelming majority Roman Catholics. "
Christianity Burundi 4,055,252 67.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 32%, Muslim 1%; Total population: 6,052,614.
Christianity Burundi 3,540,000 60.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 86. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Burundi 4,020,000 67.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 69. "Location: Burundi; Population: More than 6,000,000 "; "Most Burundians profess Christianity, with 62% subscribing to the Roman Catholic faith, and 5% to Protestant faiths. Those holding indigenous beliefs account for 32% of the population. About 1% of Burundians are Muslim. "
Christianity Byzantine Empire - - - - 1000 C.E. Corrick, James A. The Byzantine Empire. San Diego: Lucent Books (1997); pg. 38. "The Christian church was central to the culture of the Byzantine Empire. Religion went very deep in the empire's society, ruling every part of Byzantine life... All Byzantine citizens, from laborers to merchants to aristocrats, took part in religious debates about subjects such as how exactly God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit were related to each other.
Christianity California - 77.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990... Self-identification of religious loyalty, using representative sample of 113,000 people in phone interviews. Sum of % by state of 21 main groups Kosmin classified as Christian: Assemblies of God, Baptist, Christianity - no denomination supplied, Church of God - all denominations, Church of the Nazarene, Churches of Christ, Congregationalist, Episcopalian, Evangelical/Born Again, Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter Day Saints, Holiness/Holy, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Catholic, Seventh-day Adventists
Christianity California - 67.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Sum of all major groups classified by study as Christian: Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Pentecostal, Episcopalian/Anglican, Mormon/LDS, Church of Christ, Non-denominational, Congregationalist/UCC, Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Evangelical, Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventist.]
Christianity California: Alameda-Contra Costa-Oakland 1,533,000 73.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 2.1 million.
Christianity California: Los Angeles County 7,004,300 78.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total LA County pop: 8.9 million.
Christianity California: Orange County 1,910,400 79.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Orange County pop: 2.4 million.
Christianity California: San Diego County 1,992,500 79.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total San Diego County pop: 2.5 million.
Christianity California: San Francisco-Marin-San Mateo 1,126,400 70.40% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 111. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Californian Metropolitan Areas ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total area pop: 1.6 million.
Christianity Cambodia 200 - - - 1990 *LINK* Fontaine, Chris (AP) "Cambodians baptized ? but are they converted? " in Deseret News (online, 27 Jan. 2000) "Over the past 10 years, the number of Cambodian Christians has grown from 200 to an estimated 60,000, says Steven Westergren of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. "
Christianity Cambodia 1,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 2/2/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Even though religious freedom was officially restored in 1989, last year there were only abut 1,000 [Christian] believers in a country with a population of over eight million.
Christianity Cambodia 2,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 9/15/95 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) There are only about two thousand Christians in Cambodia, hardly enough to reach all 9,205,000 people.
Christianity Cambodia 60,000 0.67% - - 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "Cambodia - A Hidden Kingdom " [Jason's Domicile] "RELIGION: Theravada Buddhism (official religion) : 95% of population Muslims: 500,000 Christians: 60,000; POPULATION Total: Approximately 9 million "
Christianity Cambodia 60,000 0.60% - - 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "CAMBODIA - Journey of a life time " RELIGION: Theravada Buddhism: official religion; Islam: ( ~ 500,000); Christianity: ( ~ 60,000); [total] POPULATION: ~ 10 millions
Christianity Cambodia 60,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Fontaine, Chris (AP) "Cambodians baptized ? but are they converted? " in Deseret News (online, 27 Jan. 2000) "Over the past 10 years, the number of Cambodian Christians has grown from 200 to an estimated 60,000, says Steven Westergren of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. "
Christianity Cambodia: Phnom Penh 30,000 - - - 1975 The Peoples and Cultures of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics/Language and Orientation Resource Center (1981); pg. 19. "In 1975, it was estimated that 30,000 Christians lived in Phnom Penh alone. "
Christianity Cameroon 4,843,578 33.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 33%, Muslim 16%; Total population: 14,677,510.
Christianity Cameroon 6,625,000 53.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 66. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Cameroon 6,786,000 52.20% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 73-74. "Location: Cameroon; Population: 13 million "; "Cameroon is mainly Catholic (34.7%) and Protestant (17.5%), but a large Muslim population exists, especially in the north (21%). "
Christianity Canada - 90.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition]; pg. 419. "In Canada, for example, 90% of the population is Christian; half of them are Catholic and half are Protestant, and three-quarters of the Protestants belong to two denominations, the Anglican Church and the United Church of Canada. "
Christianity Canada 24,570,000 90.00% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 97, 99. "Location: Canada; Population: 27.3 million (1991) "; "Approximately 90% of Canadians are Christians, divided about equally between Catholics and Protestant groups... "
Christianity Canada - 84.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998) "In Canada: 84% of adults identify themselves as Christians. 12% are Atheists, Agnostics, persons who claim no religion, etc. 4% follow non-Christian religions "
Christianity Cayman Islands - - - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) United Church (Presbyterian and Congregational), Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Church of God, other Protestant denomination; Total population: 36,153.
Christianity Central African Republic 1,696,000 53.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 81-82. "Location: Central African Republic; Population: 3.2 million "; "Most Central Africans profess to being Christian, with 35% of the population being Protestant and 18% being Catholic. "
Christianity Chad - 34.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: April, 1992 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 5,200,000. Muslim 35%; Animist 31%; Christian 34% (17% nominal, 17% affiliated).
Christianity Chad 1,791,506 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs (mostly animism) 25%; Total population: 7,166,023.
Christianity Chad 600,000 10.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 193. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Chad 610,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 88-89. "Location: Chad; Population: 6.1 million "; "In Chad, the religious and social spheres are closely intertwined. Nominally, Chadians profess one of three religious traditions: traditional African religion (35%), Islam (55%), or Christianity (10%). "
Christianity Chile 14,363,076 99.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish; Total population: 14,508,158.
Christianity Chile - 92.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 92%, secular 7%, traditional religion 1% "
Christianity China 4,000,000 - - - 1949 McLenighan, Valjean. China (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1984); pg. 129. "...Christians (who probably exceed the 1949 estimate of 3 to 4 million)... "
Christianity China 2,000,000 - - - 1975 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page (1996 list): "Eastward shift of Christianity to post-Communist world " by Justin D. Long, 1996 (viewed 12 March 1999) "Christianity in China has exploded from 2 million in mid-1970 to over 70 million today, despite an absence of Western missionaries and incredible pressures from the government. "
Christianity China - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 181. "Mainland China offers few statistics and conflicting reports of its remaining Christians. Many individuals, now mostly old, have remained faithful. Pastors, now almost all elderly, have been forced out of Christian work with only a handful of exceptions, and replacements are not provided for in the system. A handful of organized congregations exist by sufferance, and only where the government feels the need for a church to show foreign visitors. The continuing existence of underground Christian groups and congregations is testified to by persistent rumor and occasional refugee report. "
Christianity China 4,000,000 - - - 1984 Time-Life BooksChina (series: Library of Nations). Amsterdam: Time-Life Books (1984); pg. 14. "Christianity, which arrived from Europe in the 16th century, has been strictly controlled by government regulations. All foreign missionaries were expelled in the 1950s; churches were forced to become autonomous Chinese bodies, divorced from their brethren elsewhere. Still, Christians in China -- four million, at least -- are free to worship as they wish. "
Christianity China 50,000,000 - - - 1991 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: J. Lee Grady, "New Missions Strategies for a Rapidly Changing World, " National & International Religion Report 5, no. 3, 28 Jan. 1991]; pg. 224. "The estimated Christian population in the People's Republic of China is between 25 and 50 million. "
Christianity China 60,000,000 - - - 1992 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: November, 1992 CHURCH AROUND THE WORLD); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) About 85 percent of China's 50-60 million Christians worship in unauthorized house churches.
Christianity China 11,657,710 1.00% - - 1992 *LINK* web page: "ChinaStats " (viewed 19 Feb. 1999) "Population, year 1992: 1,165,771,000 "; "Religions: officially atheist, but traditionally pragmatic and eclectic; most important elements of religion are Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism; Muslim 2-3%, Christian 1% (est.) "
Christianity China 9,000,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Christianity China 70,000,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page (1996 list): "Eastward shift of Christianity to post-Communist world " by Justin D. Long, 1996 (viewed 12 March 1999) "Christianity in China has exploded from 2 million in mid-1970 to over 70 million today, despite an absence of Western missionaries and incredible pressures from the government. "
Christianity China 70,000,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* [Orig. source: December Advance Newsletter Copyright (c) 1996, Kainos Press, 70420.1057@compuserve.com or Advance on the Web and Operation World.] With as many as 70 million Christians, Mainland China may rank 5th in Christian population after Russia, Mexico, Brazil and the US.
Christianity China 12,215,918 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Daoism (Taoism), Buddhism, Muslim 2%-3%, Christian 1% (est.) note: officially atheist, but traditionally pragmatic and eclectic; Total population: 1,221,591,778.
Christianity China 100,000,000 - - - 1998 "A Tale of China's Two Churches " in Christianity Today (July 13, 1998); pg. 30. "Unofficially, Chinese leaders estimate there may be up to 100 million Christians in China. But officially, leaders say there are fewer than 15 million baptized Christians and regular churchgoers. "
Christianity China 40,000,000 - - - 1998 "Chinese Christians: An Exchange " in Christian Century (Jan. 7-14, 1998); pg. 26. estimate of 40 million Christians based on Tony Lambert's 1994 "province-by-province and city-by-city breakdown [which] led him to conclude 19 to 30 million Protestants in China, which doesn't include Catholics "
Christianity China 73,300,000 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Largest Christian Populations in the World "; Rank: #4
Christianity China - - - - 1999 Woodward, Kenneth L. "2000 Years of Jesus " in Newsweek (March 19, 1999); pg. 63. "Numerically, it is already clear, the future of Christianity lies with the youthful churches of Africa, the Hispanics of the Americas and -- who knows? -- the millions of stalwart Christians in China. "
Christianity China: Anhui/Henan: Dancheng County 50,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. Table, showing "total no. of Christians " in various Chinese counties.
Christianity China: Anhui/Henan: Hao Xian County 50,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. Table, showing "total no. of Christians " in various Chinese counties.
Christianity China: Anhui/Henan: Jieshou County 20,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. Table, showing "total no. of Christians " in various Chinese counties.


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